Odilon Redon

Sainte et Chardon




Odilon Redon (Bordeaux 1840-1916 Paris)

"Sainte et Chardon" ["Saint and Thistle"]


lithograph in black on chine collé on wove paper

image 28,5 x 27 cm (sheet 56,1 x 40,1 cm)

signed lower right in pencil: "Odilon Redon"

The Daulton Collection

Condition: with a few foxing spots; in lower right corner with small paper loss; and with traces of an old mounting on the back.

Catalogue raisonne: Mellerio 109

Published by Becquet, Paris, in an edition of 50 copies, this impression appears to be a proof before letters.  Compare British Museum registration number 1949,0411.3509, which shows the printed inscriptions "La Sainte et le Chardon" and "50 exemplaires."

description: A half-length woman with a cowl and a nimbus over her head standing in a rocky landscape, a thistle beside her. 

Jack Daulton
The Daulton Collection